In the wake of Plebgate Irene Curtis, the president of the Superintendents Association, admits that people from all walks of life, not just the working classes, mistrust the policeHaving watched members of the EDL arrested, transported and then de-arrested for simply having a drink in a pub on Remembrance Day it's easy to see from my lowly point of view why the police aren't trusted by anyone. To put it simply the police have been infiltrated by the likes of Common Purpose and now have an agenda as advanced by their private company which runs them aka ACPO. The political correctness, the diversity drives which sidelined able officers due to their (white) skin colour, the pandering to the religion of hate, lies, obfuscation, innate anti-white racism when dealing with groups with legitimate concerns. All have led to various parts of the community as a whole to view the police as the enemy, not their protectors. The forces around the country used to be proud of what they termed as policing by consent and are now realising that by their own actions and the morons running them from the top that, that consent is being withdrawn. ales keep emerging of the police simply not doing what is considered their job, it took them twenty minutes to approach the butchers of Lee Rigby despite said butchers being confronted by 'endangered' members of the public. They lied about 'pleb' comments to get at the government. They arrest the then leader of the EDL for leaping a barrier to get at a man burning a poppy on Remembrance day.
It is not just the working classes who fear the police, they are mistrusted by people from all walks of life, the president of the Superintendents Association has said. Irene Curtis, Chief Superintendent of Lancashire police and a former Head of Professional Standards at the force, has admitted that officers have a long way to go to rebuilding the relationship with the community that is essential for the survival of the force. Discussing whether the Plebgate affair had damage the police’s reputation, Mrs Curtis told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think that there are people from all classes that have a mistrust of the police for all sorts of reasons, usually as a result of interaction with police.” Shaun Bailey, community worker and former government adviser, had argues that some good could come from the Andrew Mitchell affair as he is a “very senior member of our society”. It proven to sections of society that never deals officers that is possible for the police to be "lying" and therefore could increase the pressure on them to “tidy up their game”, he argued.
Can they rebuild the trust? I doubt it, not without shedding all the diversity/multiculturalism/political correctness that infests the upper ranks and dribbles downwards. They need to police by consent, pandering to minorities is not policing by consent, lying is not policing by consent, arresting people for taking pictures of railway stations is not policing by consent, arresting people who are upholding the right to protest is not policing by consent, nor is ignoring counterprotestors violent conduct.
The police have fallen far from the ideals which set them up, it will be a generation at least before any trust can be rebuilt, assuming they can even put things right.